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The Black Tapes

The Black Tapes is a weekly podcast from the creators of Pacific Northwest Stories, and is hosted by Alex Reagan. The Black Tapes Podcast is a serialized docudrama about one journalist's search for truth, her subject's mysterious past, and the literal and figurative ghosts that haunt them both. Do you believe?


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07:08 5/26/21
Episode 306 - Into the Black
In the Season Three Mid-Season finale of The Black Tapes Podcast, Alex and Strand arrive at a crossroads where everything meets and a decision has to be made.
27:16 1/12/20
Episode 305 - Worlds Collide
Alex draws nearer to the Axis Mundi while Strand reveals something surprising about his past. 
45:23 1/12/20
Episode 304 - Songs and Signs
Alex digs into the occult history of the Oneida community, and Strand helps her connect some threads through his Black Tapes.
32:59 1/12/20
Episode 303 - A Family Gathering
Alex runs into the unexpected in Turkey, and Strand discovers his connection to the Black Tapes might be deeper than originally thought. 
38:44 1/12/20
Episode 302 - The Musica Mundana
Alex brushes up on her mathematics while getting closer to the inner workings of the mysterious Thomas Warren and Daiva Corporation.
35:28 1/12/20
Episode 301 - The Sins of the Father
In the Season Three premiere, Strand unearths some secrets about his father, and Alex begins to make connections between the old and the new.
39:01 1/12/20
Tanis podcast host Nic Silver and regular contributor MK, explore the possible existence of "The Last Movie," an infamous underground feature film, reputed to drive you insane. Legend has it that every screening of this film was surrounded by bloodshed and controversy: one reviewer actually described slipping on blood in the aisle, as he ran through dozens of people trying to tear him apart. For fans of: The Black Tapes, TANIS, RABBITS, PRA, Public Radio Alliance, WYNC, Serial, S-Town, paranormal, supernatural, NPR, This American Life, 99% Invisible, Audio Drama, Invisibilia, Gimlet, Mystery, Mystery Show, Up and Vanished, Parcast, Serial Killers, True Crime, horror, film, art, WBEZ, fiction, non-fiction, documentary, docudrama, PNWS, Pacific Northwest, Stories  
04:01 3/18/18
Alex 2017 Halloween Announcement
Alex introduces a teaser for producer Paul Bae's new podcast series, THE BIG LOOP. It all begins on Halloween. Subscribe today!
03:02 10/27/17
Alex has an exciting announcement! SUBSCRIBE TO RABBITS!
09:24 2/28/17
A special Halloween bonus episode of The Black Tapes.    
15:07 10/30/16
Episode 212 - The Axis Mundi
In the season two finale, Dr. Strand confronts the truth of his relationship with Coralee and reveals a secret about The Strand Institute, while Alex finally pieces together the mystery of The Mysterium. SPONSORS: The Great Courses, Unsolved Murders: True Crime Stories  
34:04 8/16/16
Episode 211 - About a Boy
Alex uncovers a secret about Dr. Strand's youth; a secret that could lead to unlocking the mysteries of The Black Tapes. Meanwhile, Nic and Alex close in on the location of the Axis Mundi. SPONSORS: The Great Courses,    
28:59 8/2/16
Episode 210 - Welcome to the Machine
Investigation into the mysteries of the exorcism machine and Bobby Mames, leads Alex to some familiar names and a disturbing secret from Dr. Strand's past.
38:57 7/19/16
Episode 209 - The Brothers of the Mount
With Alex and Nic back in Seattle, Dr. Strand tries to help them solve the mystery of E. Hausdorff. Meanwhile, Alex closes in on some more Strand family secrets. 
37:02 7/5/16
Episode 208 - Riverview
Alex and Nic head north to Vancouver, British Columbia in search of the elusive Thomas Warren. In Vancouver, they discover a mysterious box that leads them back to an old friend.   SPONSORS: barkbox,, bombas socks, ring 
39:42 6/21/16
Episode 207 - Personal Possessions
Alex revisits a Black Tape case in hopes of closing the circle on the role of the Order of the Ceonophus, and Dr. Strand takes our host on a stroll down memory lane.
41:12 6/7/16
Episode 206 - All in the Family
As Alex nears the point of no return in her investigation, an old friend reaches out to help her see the light.
41:53 5/24/16
Episode 205 - Cheryl
A voice from the past leads Alex deeper into the mysterious Order of the Ceonophus, a cryptic message brings us to an old hotel in Victoria, Canada, and Dr. Strand’s Black Tapes get personal.
40:35 5/9/16
Alex Reagan's sleep notes: Sleep Note Number Two
07:39 4/24/16
Alex Reagan's sleep notes: Sleep Note Number One
05:22 4/13/16
A message from the producers of The Black Tapes
05:42 3/12/16
Episode 204 - Voices Carry
Alex uncovers more connections between the mysterious grimoire and the Order of the Ceonophus, and discovers that there might be more to her insomnia than meets the eye.  
40:03 3/1/16
Episode 203 - Hush Little Baby
Alex investigates some disturbing audio files caught on a baby monitor, and Dr. Strand begins to lift the veil on his enigmatic father's history. 
36:30 2/16/16
Episode 202 - Speak No Evil, Think No Evil
Dr. Strand returns with a mysterious secret, and Alex learns that not all books are good for the soul. 
37:06 2/2/16
Episode 201 - Sleepless in Seattle
In the Season Two opener, Dr. Strand's search for his missing wife has begun to take its toll. Meanwhile, Alex follows a tip about another mysterious child, and the appearance of some strange but familiar symbols. 
47:56 1/19/16
Alex and Nic have some news! 
32:59 10/14/15
Episode 112 - Shadow Dancing
In the season one finale, Alex connects the dots from Europe to New Mexico and begins to suspect she might be in over her head with Dr. Strand and his Black Tapes.
38:50 10/13/15
Teaser for Episode 112
A sneak peek at Episode 112 of The Black Tapes Podcast.
03:04 10/8/15
Episode 111 - The Codex Gigas
Alex’s faith in Dr. Strand is tested as another piece of his past unravels, and her search into the Order of the Ceonophus uncovers a dark origin. 
44:10 9/29/15

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